Sightseeing in Prague
Trip Start Aug 24, 2011
13Trip End Sep 01, 2011
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Where I stayed
Albion Hotel Prague
Read my review - 4/5 stars
Read my review - 4/5 stars
We are off for our city tour under rain and the moment we get our feet on the ground some vendors approach selling plastic Chinese raincoats and umbrellas that seem to hang tough for only until the tour is finished. A number of people are interested to buy not only umbrellas but (colorful) raincoats as well. It was so funny! I on the other hand was fully equipped although my outfit not matching, but I had one or two extra's for some friends.
Years back when in Prague I remember how tired I got after walking for almost 4 hours. I remember I got dizzy and I wanted to leave the group, but to go where. (As I was downloading the photos, I remembered the older entry, and decided to attach it here. http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/greekcypriot/2/1243002806/tpod.html
The guide that time was so passionate and determined to tell everything in detail that I was fed up with her
Our guide is a young Cypriot here this time. Luckily, we are informed that the walk will only take an hour and a half, and those who wish to continue and see more can come again tomorrow.
I truly love this exciting, stunning and romantic city. It is ideal for relaxing strolls along its narrow cobblestone lanes in the old city. I love the European architecture and style. It is a favorite destination for Greeks and not only, ideal for a short city break in Europe. Its history dates back to more than a thousand years and yet it is a thriving modern city that you want to visit again and again. The city has remained preserved and undamaged by the 2nd World war. I love its amazing and impressive buildings, the beautiful café bars and restaurants, its people who are welcoming and charming, but I find also a negative. I have to admit that it is an expensive destination, and to buy authentic bohemian crystal you have to put your hand deep in your pockets!!
It is raining and we try to keep dry under buildings while the guide is explaining and giving details of everything we see, and to my surprise we are moving fast!
I want to take pictures and I cannot balance the umbrella, and the camera gets wet until I come up with an idea. I put the handle of the umbrella inside my raincoat which I keep zipped up and I have my hands free to take photos.
The photos in my entry could have been better if not for the rain, but still I have some nice ones.
Links for more info: The Astronomical Clock http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Astronomical_Clock
Charle’s Bridge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bridge
Prague Castle: http://wikitravel.org/en/Prague/Castle
The Jewish Town in Prague: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_town_(Prague)
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